Dog Dives For Golf Balls To Raise Funds For Homeless Animals

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
A Bernese Mountain Dog was so sad when he watched humane society commercials on television, he and his dad decided to raise money to donate to his furry friends!

Albertville, Minnesota golfer Al Cooper says he may be lousy at golf, but his dog, six-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog Davos, is a fabulous golf ball retriever, collecting the balls golfers hit out of boundary. They ride along together, with Davos hunting for them and bringing them back to his dad’s cart, where he dutifully drops them in a bucket.

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Cooper sells the found balls and Davos has already made $100 for the 400 balls he’s retrieved and sold so far. Cooper says that he’s been doing this for years, initially giving the balls they found back to golfers for about $.25 a ball. Cooper used the earnings to pay for vet bills and dog treats for his boy.

But Davos isn’t your ordinary golf-playing pooch. No, he has a generous and sensitive heart, and Cooper said that he just whined his eyes out when he watched one of those ASPCA commercials that make you want to empty your entire bank account into theirs. Davos ‘wanted’ his hard work to help his furry friends out, and so Cooper decided that they’d put what they made from the sale of recovered balls toward their local shelter.

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Davos was able to present a crisp $100 (adorably wrapped around his paw) to the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society, and Cooper says that they plan to continue making donations to the shelter to help animals in need.

If only humans took care of each other so well.

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